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Chia Seeds

 Tiny yet mighty are the chia seeds, they are packed with nutrition.

chia seeds1 subja, sabja swollen chia seeds

Lets read the benefits of chia seeds

  • Chia contains five times more calcium than milk.
  • Chia contains seven times more vitamin C than oranges.
  • It contains three times more iron than spinach.
  • It contains twice the potassium content of banana.
  • It is food for healthy skin, hair and nails.
  • Help weight loss. Chia seeds are popular for weight loss. They reduce food cravings by preventing some of the food that you eat from getting absorbed into your system. This blockage of calorie absorption makes them a great diet helper.

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  • Feel fuller faster: They can also help your diet by making you feel full. This is because they absorb 10 times their weight in water, forming a bulky gel.
  • Hydration for athletes: They are also great for athletes because the “chia gel” can hydrate the body.
  • Reduce your blood pressure: There’s evidence to suggest they can reduce blood pressure.
  • Omega-3: They are the richest plant source of Omega-3 (the vital fats that protect against inflammation—such as arthritis—and heart disease). In fact, they contain more Omega-3 than salmon!
  • Benefits for diabetes: Because chia seeds slow down how fast our bodiesconvert carbohydrates into simple sugars, studies indicate they can control blood sugar. This leads scientists to believe chia seeds may have great benefits for diabetics.

They are easier to digest than flax seeds, and don’t need to be ground up.

Chia seeds- in India it is known as sabja /subja.

They are tulasi seeds.

They swells when soaked in water and are usually used in faloodas. They look like onion seed (kalonji)small black.


Nutritionists recommend that 15g/0.53oz (one tablespoon) of chia is consumed each day. Be sure to drink plenty of water as chia is very high in fiber.

HOW CAN WE EAT Chia seeds?

I eat chia seeds sprinkled on my rolled oats for breakfast, in my green smoothies, and in chia puddings like this.
You can also:+ Sprinkle it raw onto almost any food
+ Add it to breakfast cereals, salads and soups
+ Add it to bread and muffin recipes
+ Mix with water or coconut water to form a thick gel


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